Where did Abu Dujana get the idea that “jihad is a war”? Where are all the moderate Muslim leaders who should be rushing to explain to him that he has gotten it all wrong? An update to this story. “JI leader will not relinquish ‘jihad’ commitment,” from ABC Radio Australia (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
In Indonesia, the captured Jemaah Islamiya leader Abu Dujana says he will not give up his commitment to “jihad” despite his recent arrest.
Our Indonesia correspondent Geoff Thompson reports from Jakarta that in a new interview with Indonesia’s ANTV Abu Dujana said that “jihad” is a war and that long ago when he was fighting in Afghanistan against Soviet forces he met Osama Bin Laden.
Abu Dujana said he became involved in the conflict in Poso in Central Sulawesi to defend and uphold the dignity of Muslims.
He went on to say that despite being caught by police, his commitment to jihad was undiminished.